• Poe vows speedy disaster rehab

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    IF given a chance to lead the country, independent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe vowed to put an end to “sluggish” rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the government on disaster-stricken areas of the country.

    Poe, who visited Tacloban City in Leyte province last week, said she will establish a government that is sensitive to the needs of that people regardless of their political inclination or color especially during the times of disasters.

    In her speech during the Partido Galing at Puso (PGP) campaign rally in downtown Tacloban, the Senator said that if ever she wins the presidency in May, among her first orders will be the immediate completion of all pending housing projects in the province particularly the reconstruction of housing units for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

    She will also order the immediate relocation of residents living along identified danger zones to safer grounds even if the government has to buy that land.

    Poe, who topped the 2013 senatorial race with 344,016 votes from Leyte, stressed that politics should never play a role in preventing and addressing the impacts of a calamity.

    “We should learn and not allow politics to prevail. That is why we are wearing white because regardless if you are yellow, red or blue we will also be together especially in time of disasters),” Poe said.

    Super Typhoon Yolanda, which made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, killed 6,300 people and displaced more than 1.4 million families, many of them in Eastern Visayas.

    The rehabilitation and reconstruction work of the government remains despite the huge foreign and local aid received by the government partly because of politics.

    No less than administration presidential candidate Manuel Roxas 2nd highlighted this during a meeting with Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez two days after Yolanda devastated the province of Leyte wherein Roxas told the mayor: “You have to understand you are a Romualdez and the President is an Aquino.”

    As of December 31, 2015, the government has only managed to complete 30 percent of the rehabilitation and reconstruction projects in Yolanda-hit communities nationwide, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported. Another 33 percent will be finished this year, as per government target.

    JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA

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    1. blah!!! this is just another one of these things to get votes. Poe sees her ratings are low now. So she is resorting to publicizing these campaign promises as instruments to grab some votes.

    2. PARATING NA POE ANG KAGINHAWAHAN NG MGA FILIPINO DAHIL KAY GRACE POE ….ANG PRESIDENT AFTER MAY 2O16 .

      HAIL ,HAIL WELCOME TO THE FUTURE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE OF THE PHILIPPINES HONOURABLE GRACE POE PRESIDENT IN 2016 .

      GRACE POE IS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF THE PHILIPPINES .MABUHAY POE!

      mahal ka ni lord GRACE POE hindi ka nya pababayaan. Madam president Grace Poe alam ko
      ikaw ang mananalong president ng republika ng pilipinas at c Vice
      ferdinand Marcos. Viva Grace. Poe the president of the Philippines

      No
      doubt she is a true filipino…the issue about her citizenship is just a
      political strategy of the other candidates because they are afraid
      Grace will win the presidency!

      We
      love you Senator Grace Poe, We will never give up on you, never lost
      hope still praying and hoping the Supreme Court will decide in your
      favor. Poe for President!Dapat
      ang ackasuhin nla ung kaso ng mamasapano un ang halukayin nla.hnd ung
      pgkatao n ms.poe ei, ano qng hnd xa tunay n pilipino qng xa nman ay
      tapat mglingkod s ating bansa hnd k2lad ng ibang nkaupo s malacañang
      tunay nga n pilipino cla rn ang ng bigay ng mrming problema.

      She
      has every political ammunition to be a President of Philippines, we owe
      her the winning opportunity – the Rest Of The world think father was
      cheated from becoming President. We owe to the Daughter and full

      Support to Grace PoeWag
      kang bumetaw madam grace,,, nandito lng kami sumoporta xa inyo,,, God
      always guide you,,, at sana magigeng mas lalong matatag qa para lahat ng
      pilipino,,,, gogogogo,,, fight,fight,fight,,,, i will pray na ang aming
      presedente ngaung 2016,,,ay ikaw nah,,,God bless u all the
      time,,,,mhwaaaaaaaaa,,, love u much,,,Senator
      i vote u as a president. I salute u, idol q po ang daddy nu c late
      Fernando Poe Junior kilala s pngalang FPJ.mbuhay po kau future
      preside